Monday, September 23, 2013

4 new scrambled paragraphs

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Answers are below the exercise:

Nobunaga first heard of Yasuke when the news reached him in 1581 of the great crush that had occurred when Valignano had brought him to Kyoto where his skin color and height attracted a huge crowd.

_____ (Q) Nobunaga ordered the Jesuit to bring Yasuke to his court so that he could see this sensation in the flesh.

_____ (R) Ultimately Nobunaga became so fond of Yasuke that he was given the honor of being made a member of the samurai class, a rare honor among foreigners.

_____ (S) Upon seeing Yasuke Nobunaga allegedly ordered him stripped to the waist and scrubbed, believing that his skin was painted.

_____ (T) Nobunaga was further intrigued by the fact that Yasuke could speak Japanese and ordered Valignano to leave Yasuke in his care when the Jesuit prepared to leave again.

_____ (U) Yasuke, thus, became a permanent fixture in Nobunaga’s retinue, his size and strength acting as a deterrent to assassination, not to mention a flavor of exoticism to accompany the warlord’s other Western possessions.

(The Daily Beagle is an interesting blog where you can learn tons of interesting things.)

Your eye produces a clear fluid called aqueous humor in the chamber at the front of the eye and this fluid nourishes nearby tissues and helps to maintain proper pressure balance within the eye. 

_____ (Q) As the normal level of fluid builds up, it can trigger an increase of pressure within the eye and this condition, called high IOP, can lead to open-angle glaucoma.  

_____ (R) For reasons that are not fully understood, the drainage canal can become clogged over time. 

_____ (S) In a healthy eye, it flows through a tiny drain called the trabecular meshwork in the front of the eye. 

_____ (T) Open-angle glaucoma represents at least 90% of all glaucoma cases – making it the most common form of the disease. 

_____ (U) Other times, your eye can produce too much fluid, which can result in elevated intraocular pressure (IOP).   

In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act.

_____ (Q) The MCLG for benzene is zero. 

_____ (R) These non-enforceable health goals, based solely on possible health risks and exposure over a lifetime with an adequate margin of safety, are called maximum contaminant level goals (MCLG).

_____ (S) This law requires the EPA to determine the level of contaminants in drinking water at which no adverse health effects are likely to occur.

_____ (T) The EPA has set this level of protection for benzene based on the best available science to prevent potential health problems.

_____ (U) Contaminants are any physical, chemical, biological or radiological substances or matter in water.

Though it is a remarkable piece of rhetoric, inspiring his men to an unexpected victory at the Battle of Agincourt, the attentive reader or playgoer will notice that Henry's speech is transparently untrue.

_____ (Q) His speech is a means to that end — he is rallying his troops because he needs them to make himself famous and he is lying to them even as he asks them to give up their lives on his behalf.

_____ (R) After all, the play is called Henry V for a reason — because it is Henry, and Henry alone, who is remembered for the victory at Agincourt. 

_____ (S) Henry readily admits, “...if it be a sin to covet honour,/I am the most offending soul alive.” 

_____ (T) They are fighting for Henry’s glory, not their own. 

_____ (U) The men that make up his “band of brothers” are almost all unnamed in the play and have been forgotten by history. 

Answers are below:

Yasuke -------->  1,5,2,3,4
glaucoma -------> 4,2,1,5,3  -------------->  Q=4, R=2, S=1, T=5, U=3
Benzene ---------->  4,2,1,5,3
(The tough part about this one is that you have to realize what "non-enforceable health goals" refers back to.)
Band of Brothers -----> 5,1,4,3,2